Paris-Orly, the airport near Paris

Located 13 kilometers South of Paris, Paris-Orly is located on 1,540 hectares. It specialises in point to point traffic to metropolitan destinations, Europe, North Africa and overseas.
Three runways with a programming capacity of 76 movements per hour. Runway 3 has been adapted to accommodate very large aircraft to give Paris-Orly a clearance runway for this type of equipment.

  • 28,9millions
    passengers handled
  • 87%satisfied
  • 153cities served
  • 104aircraft
    parking stands

The Paris-Orly airport is part of a major economic centre in the Ile-de-France region, including the National Market (MIN) of Rungis and bus stations, business parks (office buildings) owned by SILIC and the Belle-Epine commercial centre.


Paris-Orly, for the passengers and the airlines companies

  • The primary advantages

    Proximity to Paris
    Moderate operating costs, thanks to the low rolling distances for the aircraft
    Fluidity of the runways
    Great operational regularity

  • Point to point traffic

    The Paris-Orly airport traffic is almost entirely point to point traffic.
    Over the past ten years, the development of traffic at Paris-Orly was less favorable than that of Paris-Charles de Gaulle because of the 250,000 cap on the number of airport slots per year and attributable to the impact of TGV competition in the domestic market, particularly that of TGV Southeast and East.

  • Paris-Orly airport served 153 cities

    The main airlines operating at the Paris-Orly are Air France, EasyJet, Vueling, Royal Air Maroc, Aigle Azur and

  • 3 runway for a fluid traffic

    The Paris-Orly airport has three runways with a programming capacity of 76 movements per hour. Runway 3 has been adapted to accommodate very large aircraft (Airbus A380) to give Paris-Orly a clearance runway for this type of equipment.
    The airport has 104 aircraft parking stands, including more than fifty in contact with the terminals.

  • A junction building to connect the South Terminal with the West Terminal in 2019

    As an extension of the South and West terminals of Paris-Orly airport, the junction is a new 80,000 m² building intended for the reception of passengers. With this building, Paris-Orly airport adapts to the demand of its customers and offers an efficient journey and a quality of service to the best international standards.
    Find out more Paris-Orly junction building (in French)

  • Easy acces to the airport

    The Paris-Orly airport is located at the junction of the A6 and A10 motorways. It is also served by an RER commuter railway line that links with Orlyval, a dedicated automated metro line.
    Line 7 of the tramway was commissioned on 2013 and directly connects the airport and the future “Coeur d’Orly” business district to line 7 of the Paris metro. Phase 2 of the project (extension to Juvisy) has a target commissioning date of 2018.

  • Strategy of the airport


    Maintain growth in the number of passengers: given the limitation on the number of movements that can be accommodated at the airport; achieving this goal requires an increase in the average numbers of passengers per flight.
    Significant development of commercial revenues generated by 13,500 sqm of shops thanks to the renovation of commercial areas.

    Action programme

    Continuous adaptation of facilities to maintain its appeal as a user-friendly airport for passengers and airlines, well suited for point to point flights, and strengthen its public image.
    Enriching the supply of passenger services (automobile parking, commercial services), with further major rehabilitation operations particularly reflected by the expansion of retail areas.
    Positioning of the offer targeted for low-cost airlines at a relatively high-end register, corresponding to the level of the airport equipment and its inherent strengths.

    Investment programme in 2018

    One terminal
    An area which increases by 35%
    100 000 sqm built or renovate
    Investment : € 400-500 million

  • Regulatory constraints

    The traffic at Paris-Orly airport is subject to two regulatory constraints :

    Daily curfew from 23:30 to 6:00
    Limited to 250,000 per year for take-off and landing (Order of 6 October 1994 by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Tourism). In 2014, the number of aircraft movements totalled 228,054, down 0.7% compared to 2013.